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Unusual Folk Plants and Drugs of India

S.K. Sood (Author)

This invaluable compendium is a vital reference source, providing the users with exhaustive details of 616 unusual folk plants and drugs of India belonging to 465 genera under 137 families for prevention and management of stings and bites in mankind and his livestock. Presented in a jargon-free style that makes the reading both interesting and absorbing and coupled with illustration of textural matter with many figures and photographs, this book is the only available reference work on the area. It is hoped that this work will prove a milestone in the advancement of knowledge on the subject and will certainly become a standard reference for many decades to students, researchers and teachers in ethnobotany, economic botany, medicine, pharmacology, biochemistry, biotechnology, plant genetic resources, etc. and laymen alike.

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About the author

S.K. Sood

Dr. S.K. Sood is Professor and Dean Life Science, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He obtained his M.Sc. (1974) and M.Phil. (1976) from Himachal Pradesh University and Ph.D (1981) from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Specializing in Plant Systematics and Embryology. for his post-doctoral, he under went specialized training in Ethnobotany. postgraduate from Himachal Pradesh University. She obtained her M. Phil (2007) from H.P. University Shimla, specialising in Ethnobotany. At present, she is pursuing her doctoral work in the department.

He is also associated with many educational and research bodies in India and abroad. His current major interests are in the theory and practice of systematics, flora of North-Weas Himalaya, ethnic tribes and conservation research.

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Title Unusual Folk Plants and Drugs of India
Author S.K. Sood
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.08.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788179103593
length xii+272p., Illustrations; Chiefly Colour; 25cm.